Sweden will require negative COVID tests for travellers from China

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Sweden will require travellers from China to show they have tested negative for COVID before they can enter the country, the Nordic country’s government said on Thursday.

“The Swedish government has this morning decided on temporary restrictions on entry for journeys from China to Sweden,” Health Minster Jakob Forssmed told reporters.

On Wednesday, the EU’s Integrated Political Crisis Response group (IPCR) recommended that member states should introduce restrictions.

Meanwhile, Japan will toughen from Sunday its COVID-19 border control measures for travellers from China, additional measures will require negative coronavirus tests before passengers board direct flights from China, Kishida said on Wednesday, stepping up measures adopted on December 30.